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Conjugality: Marriage and Marriage-Like Relationships Before the Law

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ISBN13: 9780230120051
Published: April 2015
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £27.00



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Conjugal explores the legal shape of marriage as it has been determined by countless decisions concerning entry and exit into the ancient rite. Heather Brook examines the countless rules and protocols governing marriage that make it valid in the eyes of the law. She argues that the various sexual performatives associated with marriage can establish, reinforce, or rupture conjugal unity while exploring the historical and politcal regulations and prohibitions marriage has faced. Brook unites past and present, public and private, to investigate the changing meanings and effects of conjugality, and challenge the way we think about sex, gender and relationships.

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Subjects:
Family Law
Contents:
1. Introduction ;2. Theorizing Conjugality ;3. Making Marriage ;4. Sex Magic ;5. Marriage Beyond the Pale ;6. Fault ;7. No-Fault;8. Cohabitation ;9. Same-sex Marriage ;10. Conclusion